Dennis Oliech Cup receives Sh6 million Mozzart Bet boost
The Dennis Oliech Cup yesterday received a shot in the arm after Mozzart Bet Kenya came in as the sponsor of the tournament.
The tournament associated with the Kenyan football legend will begin on July 4 with teams currently registering to fight it out for the cash prize courtesy of the gaming firm.
During the launch held yesterday at Golden Tulip Hotel, Nairobi, the tournament organisers expressed gratitude for the support from Mozzart Bet, saying it would come in handy for social empowerment.
Mozzart Bet has sponsored the first tournament to the tune of Sh6.4 million with the money covering merchandise, kits, balls and prize money.
This year’s tournament will see 64 teams from Nairobi County participating. According to sponsors, the aim of the tournament is to economically empower the youth who will take part in the championship.
Mozzart Bet Kenya marketing manager Frank Ochien’g said the firm was pleased to support the legend’s initiative.
“Initially, Dennis came with the idea to have teams from his Dagoretti base and we thought it wise to spread it so that talent from across the board can take part.
As such, this year will see 64 teams from all corners of Nairobi take part. For us, it is a pleasure to be involved because according to us this is about more than football.
We will have prize money which is essential but also counselling sessions and socio-economic empowerment details as well,” said Ochieng'.
The former Harambee Stars captain thanked Mozzart for the support.
“We have so far gotten 28 teams but the window is still open. The organizer, Five-Star, is putting together a list and it is our plan to hold this tournament in December.
This will be the second edition and I am very pleased with the commitment we have had with Mozzart Kenya.
We have signed a three-year deal which is great and my only hope is that in the future we can involve women football as well,” said the Harambee Stars’ all-time top goal scorer.